US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced prosecutors are prepared to challenge states that have legalised cannabis. But in some, like California, the battle over its production is raging on.
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It looks like cannabis travelers and advertisers will have to be more conscientious when using the Las Vegas airport. On Sept. 5, 2017, Clark County commissioners approved a measure to ban both possession and advertisement of cannabis at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
In the Golden State, some local and state regulatory agencies are conducting California cannabis raids to eradicate illegal operations before additional legal operations are brought into the fold.
SAN ANDREAS, Calif., Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On 8/3/17 Calaveras County Sheriff’s investigators continued to serve search warrants related to the ongoing operation.
SAN ANDREAS, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning on 7/31/17 the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the California National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, California State Water Board, Central Valley Regional Water Board, Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office, California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire began the service of 23+ search warrants throughout Calaveras County relating to multiple ongoing criminal investigations regarding the illegal cultivation of marijuana and directly related environmental crimes.
SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The County of Sonoma will begin accepting permit applications for commercial and medical cannabis businesses on Wednesday July 5, 2017. In anticipation of an increase in customers on July 5, the Permit Center will have additional staffing and processes in place to serve the cannabis customers and to limit the impact on existing Permit Sonoma (Permit and Resource Management Department) customers. The Permit Center will also extend public hours on July 5, operating from 8am to 4pm (previously 10:30 to 4).
LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas issued the following statement regarding an ordinance prohibiting all cannabis businesses and activities in the unincorporated areas of the County. The ordinance also imposes reasonable regulations on personal cannabis cultivation while businesses are further studied for potential regulation.
On May 23, 2017, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors greenlit the SLO County Counsel to pursue legal action against unregistered cannabis growers in the the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County.
EUREKA, Calif., May 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On May 31 the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will offer pesticide use compliance training for the commercial cannabis cultivation industry.
Sonoma County, California, is taking a proactive step to help local medical cannabis stakeholders get up to speed on county requirements for zoning, permitting and compliance across the supply chain.
On April 12, 2017, the Dallas City Council voted 10-5 to approve an ordinance that would reduce the penalties of marijuana possession.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On April 11, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance establishing a limited term, non-personal cannabis cultivation and related Operations Registry Program within the unincorporated areas of the county.
On April 4, 2017, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors adopted two ordinances to regulate medical cannabis cultivation and site locations in unincorporated areas of the county.
On Jan. 24, 2017, California’s Calaveras County Board of Supervisors decided that voters will decide in May whether to ban commercial cannabis cultivation in the county.
On Dec. 13, 2016, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal to permit small-scale cannabis cultivation in rural residential zones.
On Nov. 28, 2016, Michigan’s Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team executed search warrants at seven medical marijuana dispensaries in Kent County, alleging that the dispensaries have been operating illegally under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.
On Oct. 17, 2016, Daniel Peterson started his job as Santa Cruz County’s first Cannabis Licensing Manager, overseeing the legitimization of the county’s cannabis industry.
On Aug. 9, 2016, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided to place a local commercial marijuana cultivation measure on the county’s ballot in November.
On Aug. 8, 2016, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors launched an online registration system for existing medical cannabis cultivators in unincorporated areas of the county to register their cultivation sites.
On July 25, 2016, Los Angeles County Supervisors voted 3-2 to scrap a proposed ballot initiative that would have levied a county-wide tax on marijuana.
On July 27, 2016, the County of Sonoma in California will hold the first of three medical marijuana town hall meetings to receive input on marijuana regulations in Districts 3-5 of unincorporated Sonoma County.
On July 12, 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to place an initiative on the November ballot that would levy a 15 percent excise tax on marijuana and use the proceeds to help fight chronic homeless.
A judge has denied a claim by an Ocean City firefighter for relief after he was suspended without pay for his legal use of medical marijuana.
On June 30, 2016, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy vetoed Ordinance 2016-35s, which would have prohibited legal marijuana businesses from operating in the unincorporated area of Pierce County, Washington.
On June 13, 2016, Colorado’s Pueblo County Board of Commissioners voted to distribute $270,000 in marijuana tax revenue to Colorado State University-Pueblo for marijuana research.
On April 25, 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to extend a temporary ban on medical marijuana cultivation in unincorporated areas of L.A. County.
According to a recent study of sales numbers from the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board and a U.S. Census Bureau survey of household expenses, Spokane County’s legal marijuana sales outperformed the county’s retail sales of wine and milk.
On March 14, 2016, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued an up-to-date report on the number of marijuana applications it has received, with the application statistics organized by the county of the proposed premises.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has received more than 230 applications for Recreational Marijuana Licenses since the application process started Monday, January 4, 2016.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Sept. 22, 2015: Nevada medical marijuana dispensary application approvals by county.
One of the greater obstacles to legalization in California is early success. Humboldt County, in the heart of the Emerald Triangle, is often seen as the cradle of the legal cannabis industry.
Often, when a would-be dispensary operator with a state license finds him or herself unable to open because of local zoning regulations, it is a fairly recognizable as back-door prohibitionism.
One of the ways law enforcement catch illegal marijuana grow operations is through energy consumption. An indoor hydroponic grow operation requires a massive amount of energy … .